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About Pier W

Pier W, a landmark Cleveland restaurant, has been serving a critically acclaimed seafood and contemporary menu since May 11, 1965. Having recently undergone a $3 million interior renovation, the new Pier W resembles a sophisticated luxury liner cantilevered over Lake Erie offering dramatic views of both the Lake and the downtown Cleveland skyline.

We would like to request that shorts, flip flops and baseball caps are not worn to the restaurant.

12700 Lake Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
4 Blocks West of 117th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 228-2250

Website:
http://www.pierw.com/

Entertainment:
Moss Stanley/Michael Leamon on piano Fridays and Saturdays 7pm - 10pm

Michael Leamon on piano Sunday Brunch

Catering:
Planning an Event? Give us a call! We can make any occasion memorable whether large or small.

Parking Details:
Large open air parking lot also available for self-park.

Executive Chef:
Regan Reik

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Sunday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday 4:00pm-6:30pm

1/2 price gourmet appetizers

$5.25 specialty cocktails & wines

Private Dining

Pier W offers private party facilities for up to 22 guests, as well as our dining room for larger parties.

Pier W Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (218)
Scenic View (215)
Waterfront (206)
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Good for Anniversaries (193)
Romantic (187)
Good for a Date (176)
Good for Birthdays (143)
Worth the Drive (142)
Quiet Conversation (88)
Creative Cuisine (82)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Business Meals (74)
Notable Wine List (73)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Great for Brunch (67)
Cozy (54)
Live Music (53)
Happy Hour (50)
Good for Groups (46)
Hot Spot (42)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Great for Lunch (40)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
Authentic (38)
Fun (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Bar Seating (37)
Healthy (35)
Tasting Menu (31)
People Watching (31)
Local Ingredients (28)
Casual (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Late-night Find (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Disabled Access (16)
Seasonal (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Vegan (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (7)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Don't expect to get a table for 5 unless you want to eat next to hostess stand. Facility 30% full and we requested a table away from hostess stand/ entrance and were told only table which could accommodate 5. Very disappointing, as faculty was 30% full and other tables clearly available. The table was in the path way of main entrance with zero view right next to hostess stand.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

I had brunch this past Sunday and it was awesome. Food was very delicious 😋

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fun, Organic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my 3rd trip to Pier W. My husband and I have been here for dinner, for a happy hour and this time we decided to try out brunch. Everything at Pier W is well worth the money you spend. The service is always excellent, the food is amazing and the views and ambiance are beautiful. Pier W is perfect for a date night, a family or friend get together and you definitely have to try the brunch! Delish!

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

We visited PierW many times before,but we may not return for another time. Reason,overpriced,food quality declined. The ceaser salad was salty wilted,the dessert selection could be more updated with fresh fruit etc. I did not like the very tight corner place,felt like a child was put in the corner for bad behavior. My husband asked for a second glass of champagne,the charge $8.95. Way overpriced!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere and food was great, I would recommend to a friend

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant. Not our first time here but there is never complaints at all. The food is outstanding, the service very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and the view is spectacular (even though it was an awful weather day and we couldn't go for a walk on the pier. This may be our favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area and it never fails to live up to that status. Recommend it highly !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

What a fantastic meal we had! All for dinners were perfect, server was outstanding, music delightful. Can't wait to go back!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Pier W is elegant, a wonderful chef, expert service and beautiful on the lake. The night views are so pretty. Everything is always perfect. They also have an exceptional wine list.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely evening! Just friends getting together. Staff friendly and attentive!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The appetizers and dessert are good but we were disappointed once again with the main courses! Does not deserve a 5 star rating!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Went there many years ago it was better than I remembered .
Service was excellent. Food was excellent. I was born in Cleveland but the skyline from this location was unique. With non alcoholic beverages price was very reasonable. Highly recommend. You can't request a window table with your reservation but on a Tuesday at 5PM we were one table away from the window .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

First time there in years. Wonderful view, superb food and service. My wife had the shrimp tempura appetizer. It was sensational. She also had the cedar planked salmon. I had the coconut crusted Mahi mahi. Everything was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food with a fantastic view. Excellent serving staff

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Greeters weren't erythromycin welcoming....Sam our waiter was awesome....food was awesome....tables are too was wobbly to be formally dressed.....was no music or piano...still the only place to go if you want to formal dining.....can't stand getting dressed up to see flip flops (dirty feet) while I eat...all in all had a nice dinner ... wish there was piano music and a bit more romantic and sturdy tables

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent cuisine, great selection of wines, service impeccable. Service was attentive but not over-bearing. Prices were reasonable. Outstanding desserts. Very pleased and will visit again.
I like having a dress code, hopefully it will remain in force.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice! It was our anniversary so we attended the brunch and it was delightful.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was amazing as usual

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Definitely a fancy restaurant meant for a special occasion. Be prepared to spend your $$!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never disappoints. Has been my favorite place for birthdays. Great service and food.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent dinning location for a special night out. Superb food quality, great service, unique location on the lake. A bit pricey, but worth it with the right company for the proper occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place is phenomenal from a service and food and wine perspective. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Both of our fish dishes were delicious and perfectly cooked. Dessert and apps were also great. The lobster bisque and clam chowder are to die for. Thank you Pier w for your consistent and wonderful establishment!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our reservation was early so though there were only two of us we were seated at a table right by the window to look out at the beautiful view of the water and the Cleveland skyline. The food was great, the service was excellent and the live piano music was a perfect touch.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We tried Pier W for restaurant week and our anniversay, and it was somewhat disappointing. The lobster bisque had one tiny piece of lobster in it, and the mahi-mahi was SUPER sweet (too much sugar in the coconut coating). The creme brule was DELICIOUS, so that was awesome, and 2 of the 3 wine pairing were excellent (I did not like the ice wine with dessert). My husband also rated his meal as average, so we probably won't go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We went with another couple for a quiet dinner... and for once, even though the dining room was crowded, the room was quiet enough that we could converse and hear one another without straining or shouting. That is a rare blessing these days!! -- The food was great, and the service was impeccable, as well, but what will really get me back there is that we could talk comfortably!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and were not disappointed. Service was great and the food was delicious. Ditto for the same experience in 2016.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This has become our favorite take our out of town guest speaker to dinner place! Our board of 6 keep insisting we return since it satisfies pescavores, carnivores as well as the vegetarians (who are now choosing the Hawaiian Tuna entree and scallops). Only problem is that it gets dark earlier so we can’t enjoy the beautiful view as long.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and views are amazing. I was very disappointed that people were there in jack-o-lantern t-shirts for a restaurant like this. Other people had tennis shoes, sweatpants and even a belly shirt. It was very disturbing and disgusting for a 100$ meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our experience on Saturday nght was excellent. We had a slight wait for our reservation but were then seated at a lovely lakefront table. Our party of 4 all ordered from the restaurant week menu and it was fabulous and a great value! The short rib pierogis are one of my favorite things at the Pier W. Our drinks and wine were also great as was our server, Amos.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waitress messed up my order and didn't apologize. Manager confronted another server about an issue so that my boyfriend could hear the whole interaction instead of taking the server in the back. Additionally, my mother called ahead to pay for drinks and our dessert and we never received the dessert. I would not recommend this restaurant for anyone. This dinner was to celebrate a 5th anniversary and we were both very disappointed with it.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waited a half hour after hour reservation time for a table. Finally got seated, got waters and bread and 20 mins later no one ever came to take our orders, not even a drink order. We ate our bread and left!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was disappointing. Food was salty and greasy. Atmosphere and view of the city is the best part.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Piano was a little loud depending on where you were seated. Overall the total experience was wonderful.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

the wine Imperator Vranec 2012 something awesome if you love dry red wine just go and try that highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were on a short vacation and I selected this restaurant only because it was close to our hotel and the inside views were very nice.
We were extremely happy with all parts of our meals, the service and the friendly people.
I had some raw oysters and a shrimp / scallop over linguine dish which were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent service and the food was exceptional! Beautiful restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. I had heard about this restaurant many times. It really is as good as people say. I had walleye, it was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always great !!!! The food was great and the atmosphere lovely!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our waitress, Ellie, was very attentive and informative. We especially enjoyed the Merry Edwards wine, the ambiance, the exquisite fish preparations and, of course, the view. Can’t wait to return on our next trip to the Cleveland area

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, People Watching, Organic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful place to go out for a date or with family/friends. Food is delicious Service is fast and efficient. Definitely recommend the place and will go back

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